Tuesday, January 18, 2011

18-Jan-11: Quotes of the day

The quotes today are from Iran.

Reuters says the ruling regime in Teheran "has been developing contacts in more than 30 countries to acquire technology, equipment and raw materials needed to build a nuclear bomb" according to the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten  on Sunday. It says: "More than 350 Iranian companies and organizations were involved in the pursuit of nuclear and missile technology between 2006 and 2010... "A race exists between the bomb and [Iranian] financial collapse," a French nuclear expert is quoted by the Norwegians as saying.

Iran's president has expressed his feelings on how things are developing. This source says Ahmadinejad told a group of official IRNA news agency staff today (Tuesday): "Tens of resolutions will not stop Iran's nuclear drive. We drive our peaceful nuclear program ahead day by day... If the Western countries issue tens of other resolutions against Iran, the resolutions will not have any impact on our country's will..." And from another source today: "We are making progress in the nuclear field and they can say and do whatever they want... They can even issue 100,000 resolutions... like we care."

You can't fault the man's clarity.

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